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Madora Smith Walker

Published 5:45pm Friday, June 13, 2014

Madora “Doda” Smith Walker, 90, of Wetumpka passed away at her home on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Doda was born in Wetumpka on July 13, 1923, to parents Madora Lancaster Smith and George Bernard Smith, both of Wetumpka. She was the youngest of three siblings: Dr. William Smith and Sarabeth Smith Lokey.

She married George Marshall Walker of Pennsylvania on Dec. 21, 1941.

Doda left the South after World War II with her husband, who served in the Army Air Corps.

In 1961, while stationed in Bedford, Massachusetts she found Unitarian Universalism at First Parish Bedford, a liberal religious faith, and she knew she had found her niche.

Doda returned to Alabama in 1976, where her husband died shortly thereafter.

In time, Doda found the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery.

Doda’s greatest delight was her family, where she instilled the values of togetherness and acceptance of others in her children and grandchildren.

She had a love of movies, reading, and above all spending time in her garden. Doda loved life and will be greatly missed by her family, many friends, and those who were touched by her feisty spirit.

Doda always said, “See you in the funnies.”

Yes, we will. Yes, we will.

Doda was preceded in death by her husband and survived by her three children, George B. Walker of Wetumpka, Sarabeth “Sally” Griffin of Wetumpka, and Priscilla Walker Kleber of Montgomery; six grandchildren, David Martines, Rebecca Walker Chandler, Elizabeth Kleber Moye, Justin Walker, Patience Kleber Itson, and Mary Griffin; and five great grandchildren, Will, Murielle, Avery, Piper, and Riley.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. June 14 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery. Please denote Doda Walker Memorial Fund in the memo line or with the gift.

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